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RICHARD MUSTCHIN

MUSTCHIN, RICHARD

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  23855                         

UNIT:    2nd BATTALION, CANTERBURY INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:   14/06/1895  -  INGLEWOOD, TARANAKI, N.Z.        

DIED:     12/10/1917        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   METHODIST

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   George and Helen MUSTCHIN, WAIPAWA

SIBLINGS:   
    
NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs HELEN MUSTCHIN (mother)

OCCUPATION:  CARRIER

EMPLOYER:   C.W. SMITH, NORSEWOOD

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  NORSEWOOD

HEIGHT:  5’ 8½”        WEIGHT:    152lb        CHEST:   34”

COMP:   LIGHT         EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:  LIGHT
    
EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   BURIED IN THE FIELD, TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
                      ZONNEBEKE, WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM

ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM        DATE:   07/02/1916  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT: 13th     

MILITARY RECORD:
07/02/1916.  JOINED ‘B’ COMPANY, 13th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
31/05/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR U.K. ON HMNZT 54 ‘WILLOCHRA’.
09/06/1916.  ADMITTED TO SHIP’S HOSPITAL (MEASLES).
26/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K. MARCHED INTO CAMP ‘SLING’.
05/09/1916.  LEFT FOR FRANCE, ATTACHED TO BASE DEPOT, ETAPLES.
30/09/1916.  JOINED 2nd BTN CANTERBURY INFANTRY REG IN THE FIELD.
28/11/1916.  ADMITTED NORTHUMBRIAN CASUALTY CLEARING STATION.
06/01/1917.  ADMITTED 4th STATIONARY HOSPITAL, (ARQUES).
12/01/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO BASE DEPOT (FRANCE).
06/04/1917.  ADMITTED NORTHUMBRIAN CASUALTY CLEARING STATION, 
        SICK (ROUEN).
19/04/1917.  REJOINED UNIT IN THE FIELD.
09/07/1917.  AWARDED 7 DAYS FIELD PUNISHMENT No.2 (ABSENT WITHOUT 
        LEAVE).
12/10/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, PASSCHENDAELE, BELGIUM.

                                                      

AWARDED:    

BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.